I decided to upgrade from my JBL Flip 3 to get better audio with the bigger size. The price was right on sale, so I took the jump. From close range of around 1m, the difference is minimal, if anything the bass on the flip 3 is better. But once you move away, you notice the power of the bigger speaker, with a much better mid range. If you can get this on sale its a good buy, and looks much better than the JBL Charge 3.